Jeremy Sisson is a Republican candidate for the Florida State House, District 47.
He is a seasoned entrepreneur, small business owner, commercial real estate expert and philanthropic community leader. As the Chief Executive Officer of Evan James and Associates, an award-winning commercial real estate brokerage, he is responsible for the business’ vision, long-term strategy and growth and has twenty years of business experience under his belt.
Under his executive leadership, the Evan James and Associates Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund was formed. When completed, this Fund will disburse over 125 million dollars spanning the next several years into distressed “Opportunity Zones” throughout the State of Florida. One of the Fund's primary objectives will be to develop and bring to market thousands of high-quality, steel-framed, environmentally-conscious, reasonably-priced housing and multifamily units. This endeavor in itself will create hundreds of high-paying jobs and spur economic growth within the construction industry and its ancillary business services.
As a political outsider, he would utilize his master's degree in business administration and his time-tested small business knowledge to benefit the folks of Florida House District 47. He believes that every person deserves the same opportunity to succeed and will strive to guarantee this right. His campaign is focused on education, business growth, renewable energy, housing and healthcare.
Fully committed to serving his community for nearly two decades, his company recently received a 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Orlando Business Journal. He was also part of a group who received a 2019 Advocates for Children Award. In 2018 he received Man of the Year honors from a local family magazine and also a 2018 YMCA of Central Florida Volunteerism Award and in 2017 he took home Board Member of the Year honors.
He has held active leadership roles, served as a mentor for and served on numerous community and non-profit organizational boards, including the Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses, United Abolitionists, Camaraderie Foundation, Guys with Ties Philanthropy, Central Florida Better Business Bureau, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jobs Partnership of Florida and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.
He currently resides in Orlando with his wife, Briana and they have a grown daughter who lives in the area, as well. An award-winning and accomplished philanthropist in her own right, his wife, Briana is the Founder and Executive Director of the Street Team Movement, which provides laundry services, showers and remedial aid to the homeless in Downtown Orlando.